Ford’s iconic Mustang is finally coming to the UK, with prices announced today that could make it a very tempting proposition.
Starting at just £28,995, the entry-level Mustang will come with a European-friendly 2.3-litre petrol engine producing 314PS (310bhp). Despite the lack of traditional V8 power, the ‘economy’ choice includes a limited slip differential and Ford’s SYNC2 system that combines audio, bluetooth and sat-nav with voice control that actually works in to a single eight-inch touch screen
Elsewhere there’s 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlamps and windscreen wipers, a rear view camera and track apps that measure g-forces, acceleration and other performance metrics.
Spend an extra £4,000 and the all-American 5.0-litre V8 is fitted up front, increasing power to 418PS (412bhp). This brings more performance, as well as stronger brakes, launch control and Electronic Line Lock – a system that allows you to do perfect burnouts every time without risk of spearing off to the side of the track in a wall of tyre smoke.
Add another £4,000 to your spend and you can specify the car with both the 5.0-litre V8 engine and a convertible soft-top.
A six-speed manual gearbox is standard on all models, while a six-speed fully automatic option is available across the range for an additional £1,500.
Car tax won’t be cheap for any model, with the 2.3-litre manual producing CO2 emissions of 179g/km, resulting in a VED bill of £345 for the first year, while the V8 manual will see that rise to £1,090 thanks to its 306g/km of CO2.
Orders for the new Mustang can be taken at FordStores around the UK now, with deliveries starting in the Autumn.